Vientiane Times (Laos)

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - China has initiated large scale infrastructure projects in many countries as part of its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). This biggest ever overseas investment venture by China has produced varying reactions from the international community.

PHONGSALY, Laos (Vientiane Times/ANN) - European Union (EU) Ambassador to the Lao PDR, Leo Faber, and UNICEF Representative Octavian Bivol recently made a four-day visit to Phongsaly province to observe nutrition interventions under the Partnership for Improved Nutrition (PIN).

XEKONG, Laos (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The government has authorised a local energy developer to conduct a feasibility study of the Nam Pagnou (Lower) Hydropower Project in Xekong province.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The nation’s farmers are facing ongoing challenges with their crop production as temperatures continue to soar to extreme levels.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Many fun and interesting activities are planned for the upcoming 25th anniversary celebration of the First Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge, taking place on and around the bridge over April 26-27.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Belt and Road Initiative was instigated in 2013, and since then this China-led project has received a warm welcome from the global community. 

LUANG PRABANG, Laos (Vientiane Times/ANN) - In about two years from now, Lao-Chinese trains will emerge from a tunnel, cross the Mekong River railway bridge in Luang Prabang and then quickly disappear inside another mountain.  

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Lao exports to China this year are expected to increase to US$1,510 million, while imports will decline to US$985 million, according to the latest projections from the Ministry of Industry and Commerce.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - More clean and green services and interesting tourist activities are key factors to sustain hotel and guesthouse bookings into the future after recent fluctuating fortunes.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Drilling a well in Laos will no longer be as simple as it used to be now that the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has stepped in to regulate these operations.